What is the charter?
The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility aims to boost the local economy through support to the local supply chain, creation of job opportunities and ensuring employees are paid a fair wage.
The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility is a set of guiding themes to which Birmingham City Council (BCC) will adhere and invites its contracted suppliers, the wider business community, other public sector bodies (including schools) and third sector organisations (including grant recipients) to adopt. In some cases, adopting the Charter is a requirement of specific contracts or grants. In all cases, adopting the Charter is a visible and recognisable sign of your organisation's commitment to the local economy and its communities.
Charter signatories will need to consider and describe how they can improve the economic, social and environmental well being of Birmingham and its citizens.
Any organisation can sign up to the Charter. Organisations that bid for higher value contracts with the Council must sign up to the Charter.
You may also like to join our LinkedIn group, where you can share comments on your social value achievements.
If you have knowledge that a Charter signatory is behaving unethically or against the spirit of the Charter, then please let us know.
If valid then we will raise the concern anonymously with the Charter signatory concerned and seek a successful resolution.
To do this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org